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ICYMI: Daily Beast: Inside The Center For Immigration Studies, The Immigration False-Fact Think Tank

New Piece Reminds Us Who’s Really Driving the House Republican Agenda As the House Republicans continue to block a vote on immigration reform (and as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) continues to let them), a new piece from Caitlin Dickson of the Daily Beast reminds us who’s really driving the House Republicans’ immigration … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach, Romney Immigration Advisor, Crows Over His Anti-Immigrant Ordinance

This week, Jorge Ramos and Greg Sargent exposed the real GOP platform on immigration, and the fact that what they stand for is more deportations, since they don’t want President Obama to take executive action. Yesterday, the Supreme Court helped an application of that fact make headlines, when it declined to hear the case of Fremont, Nebraska’s anti-immigrant ordinance.  The ordinance, championed … Continue reading »

Laura Ingraham And Tanton Group Promote Anti-Immigrant Pledge (But We Explain What It Really Means)

House Republicans have so far been all talk, no action on immigration reform, but apparently even their chatter is worrying anti-immigrant conservatives.  Steve King ominously warned yesterday that “this place will blow up” if the House ever tries to take up immigration reform, prompting “a crisis like we have not seen in years in the House … Continue reading »

Update: This Week in Anti-Immigrant Extremism

In addition to Mark Krikorian’s latest, here’s what else has been going on with various anti-immigrant groups: Krikorian’s organization, the Center for Immigration Studies, this week released a study claiming that immigrants imperil Republican electability because they tend to vote in favor of Democrats.  It’s the same kind of logic that extremists like Phyllis Schafly have used … Continue reading »

Mastermind of Self-Deportation Mark Krikorian: "No Family is Ever Split By Immigration Law"

So this happened.  (h/t Right Wing Watch) While speaking with VCY America’s Crosstalk yesterday, the Center for Immigration Studies’ Mark Krikorian insisted that: No child is ever taken away from a person who is deported, because children can always go with their parents, which is what they should do. No family is ever split by immigration law. … Continue reading »

Fresh Reminders of How the Steve King Caucus Continues to Define the GOP

As Comprehensive Immigration Reform Stalls and Non-Controversial ENLIST Act Wavers, Fringe Republican House Members Continue to Prove their Stronghold Over House Leadership and House Agenda It’s been quite the couple of weeks for the extremist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) caucus. In the wake of comments from their ringleader himself who recently told young immigrants who … Continue reading »

Quite the Monday for GOP Latino Outreach: Sen. Jeff Sessions Dishonors Cesar Chavez & Praises Anti-Immigrant Group’s “Research”

It was quite the busy Monday for the Senate’s leading anti-immigrant member, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  By objecting to a Senate resolution honoring Latino civil rights hero Cesar Chavez and touting the shoddy “research” of allied anti-immigrant organization the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), Sen. Sessions offered a fresh reminder of how the extreme, anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

Self-Deportation Mastermind Mark Krikorian Admits Failure of Attrition Through Enforcement

The Mastermind of the GOP’s politically catastrophic self-deportation strategy, Mark Krikorian, that leading anti-immigrant voice, posted another screed from his perch at National Review. Times are tough for the Tanton anti-immigrant network. The political tide has turned against them. So, it’s no surprise that Krikorian has reached a new-low, referring to Frank Sharry as “the Professor Moriarty at … Continue reading »

Nativist Group with Ties to White Supremacist Cuts MLK Day Ad

Well, this is rich. A new ad from the anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) invokes the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr–right in time for MLK Day–by once again trying to blame black unemployment on immigrants. It’s a tactic that opponents of immigration reform have tried many times before, holding Congressional hearings and organizing rallies to … Continue reading »

A Rough Start in 2014 for the Anti-Immigrant Movement

Choice for GOP is Clear: Be Defined by the Nativists or Be Competitive With a Changing American Electorate It’s been a bad week for the anti-immigrant movement.  Actually, it’s been a bad couple of years.  They are facing criticism from the right, their standing with Republicans is waning and they have zero influence with Democrats. … Continue reading »